Sullivans Cove Distillery has won “World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt” for the second year running at the World Whiskies Awards. Well again, Sullivans Cove Whisky named world’s best whisky. This is the second time it wins the prestigious award.

To gain the top spot in the Single Cask Single Malt category, Sullivans Cove had to beat out contenders from around the globe including Scotland, Japan, USA, Taiwan and other Australian distilleries.

Sullivans Cove Whisky

More importantly the Government of Australia also celebrated this award as well. The Sullivans Cove’s French Oak Cask variety is judged the global winner, as well as Australia’s best, from a high-quality pool of single malt entries. On the other hand, the other competitors were Scotland’s Bunnahabain, Aberfeldy, Glenkinchie and Glenlivet distilleries, as well as Japanese powerhouse Yamazaki.

The World Whiskies Award is measured the most prestigious in the world for whisky producers and the manager and part-owner of Sullivans Cove, Patrick Maguire, said it would put Australia and Tasmania firmly on the world whisky map.

The event was hosted by Whisky Magazine. The World Whiskies Awards are an annual competition that sees thousands of entries from around the world judged blind. While, the large judges panel consists of  journalists, distillers and other experts from the whisky industry.

According to the judges the taste of this Single Malt whisky describes as, “Fruity toffee, with a hint of burnt caramel. Leathery touches. Palate is sweet and candied with a rich toffee core. Spiciness and black liquorice build from the middle, along with rich apple sauce. Finish has apple skin, liquorice and sweet cinnamon sugar. The apples linger.